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Resp Care Prct, Adv

Company: Kinetix TCH
Location: Pflugerville
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

To administer a variety of respiratory care procedures in a developmentally/age appropriate manner for patients ranging from neonates to adults. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResponsibility A: Performs patient care and related activities according to policy and/or guidelines. Incompliance with MD order to provide optimal patient outcome.

  • Performs patient care assessment.
  • Performs medication delivery.
  • Performs airway clearance techniques.
  • Performs pulmonary function testing.
  • Provides ventilatory support.
  • Performs department specific specialty tasks.Responsibility B: Documents patient-related activities according to policy/guidelines accurately in a legible manner.
    • Documents patient information in patients' medical record to include Patient flow sheet, tracer log, patient assessment Form and departmental electronic system.
    • Enters and updates patient orders in electronic system.
    • Documents daily shift summary, intubation note, transport note and other special procedures in the electronic system.
    • Documents information for all research and/or performance improvement projects.Responsibility C: Facilitates good communication with Physician, Nursing, and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate optimal patient care.
      • Perform medical record review to ensure physician's orders for respiratory care are current, signed off appropriately, coincide with therapy delivered and are optimal for patient outcome.
      • Communicates with physicians, provides suggestions and input into the patient's plan of care, attempts to initiate respiratory protocols for all applicable patients, attends physician rounds consistently.
      • Delivers a complete and comprehensive verbal report to the oncoming shift and manger by reporting all information relevant to the patient's plan of care and anticipated problems.
      • Receives, documents and initiates verbal/telephone orders pertaining to respiratory care modalities in an accurate manner.
      • Works with other health care team members to promote teamwork through appropriate delegation and/or volunteering of patient care tasks.Responsibility D: Provides instruction to patients and families.
        • Provides orientation/reinforcement to respiratory care modalities pertaining to their disease process.
        • Provides orientation/reinforcement to hospital environment.
        • Provides accurate and thorough information consistently to patients and families concerning their understanding of, cooperation with, and participation in their own care upon admission.
        • Provides patient education accurately and clearly for home care, including but not limited to the following modalities: patient assessment, medication delivery, airway clearance techniques and mechanical ventilation.Responsibility E: Expands professional knowledge base and clinical capabilities.
          • Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS) from an approved AHA Course Provider.
          • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform in all required areas of the hospital per facility.
          • Promotes staff development by assisting in the orientation process of other staff.
          • Promotes student development through volunteering as a clinical instructor and providing a positive educational experience.
          • Performs or participates in one committee or in-service per year.Responsibility F: Performs other essential functions.
            • Informs Supervisor of all patient/personal injury or unsafe situations, anticipated problems and unusual situations, completes appropriate related documentation.
            • Participates in the Performance Improvement Plan by collecting PI data, providing input into problem solving PI issues and suggesting areas where patient care can be improved.
            • Maintains and evaluates respiratory care equipment.
            • Completes studies according to guidelines and assists or takes an active role in facilitating studies and protocols.
            • Maintains a current knowledge of and participates in departmental and hospital activities.Knowledge and Skills
              • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control; disease states, pathophysiology and pharmacology; operation of equipment used to administer routine respiratory care therapeutic modalities; special procedures once trained.
              • Ability to be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents with ability to honor confidentiality.
              • Independently treat patients from all departments by following the established therapy plan of care
              • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
              • Demonstrate good customer service
              • utilize basic office equipment and a personal computer.
              • RePandoLogic.Keywords:Staff Development Nurse, Location:Pflugerville,TX-78660, PL:551571177

Keywords: Kinetix TCH, Pflugerville , Resp Care Prct, Adv, Other , Pflugerville, Texas

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